Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 4/6/13
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CINCINNATI The Cincinnati Reds obliterated and obfuscated the Washington Nationals Friday night, 15-0.And to second baseman Brandon Phillips, the 0 was more important than the 15 in that score.After the Reds raked the Nationals pitching staff for 19 hits that were punctuated with six home runs, Phillips said, Were not an offensive team.Huh?Were all about defense and pitching, he said. Offense sells tickets, but defense wins games.During the 15-0 victory, Phillips made two above-and-beyond defensive plays, one a high, wide and handsome leap to spear a line drive headed for center fielder Shin-Soo Choo.Choo watched Phillips snag the hit-boiund line drive and when he reached the dugout, he said to manager Dusty Baker, Wow.Said Baker, What do you mean wow? Get used to it, son. Ive seen that a hundred times and you are going to see it over and over.In their first four games, three of them victories, the Reds have made only two errors to eight by the opposition.As Phillips knows, the def...
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